Sunday, February 21, 2010

Update on my stepfather....

Hello my stampin' friends....just wanted to give you an update on my stepfather *Henry*!!!

Some of you already know that he had an emergency surgery a few days ago were they had to remove one kidney and his spleen......the doctor's confirmed that Henry has last stage of *Liver Cirrhosis*!!! There is nothing else they can do for him....plus his other kidney is not handling all the stress and it's losing it's function as well!!! The doctor's don't consider him for a *liver transplant* as Henry's body does not produce the needed *protein* he needs to continue living!!! Here is a link that helps you understand it a bit better!!! 

Needless to say that it's all in God's hand now...!!! Please continue praying for my stepfather that he'll be taken home quickly...without further suffering!!!

My mom is trying to stay strong and is planning ahead.....I'm so glad my little sister lives close by and helps her to understand and handles most of the arrangements so my mom can spend time with Henry!!! I'm trying to fly home for the funeral....if I can!!! So if you don't see me around you know I'm on my way home to spend time with my family!!!

Thank you for you kind thoughts and prayers!!! Hugs ~S~

42 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

Sending you big hugs Silke and praying the time he has left is peaceful and spent with family.

Dawn Easton said...

(((Silke))) Sending you hugs during this difficult time. I hope you'll be able to make it home. Praying that he goes home soon too without having to suffer any more.

Beedubya said...

I'm so sorry, Silke. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Take care,
Brandi

frogers said...

Oh Silke I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. Please be safe on your trip.
Faye Rogers

Wanda Cullen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! I know you want to be with your family so I hope all can be worked out for you to fly home. Hugs to you, dear stamping friend!

Joan Ervin said...

I am sooo sorry to here about your Step-father, Silke. I am sending prayers for a safe journey and for comfort for you and your family!!!

jovialjudi said...

Silke. I am so sorry! But will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers that he no longer has to endure any suffering and that you can make it home to be with your family. Hugs and love, Judi

kim.mom said...

So sorry that this is happening....will be praying for you and your family.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So sorry this is happening. Praying for your stepdad, you and your family, girl. {{hugs}}

LorieM (MelodyGal) said...

Silke, I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. --Lorie

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Silke, Thank you for the update, I am so sorry to hear the outcome of the surgery and I do pray for peace for you and your family!! Your Mum will be in my prayers too. It is special that you will fly home and be with your Mum, being with family does something special in your hearts at these times! God bless you Silke! {{{BIG HUGS}}}}

Velta said...

Thank you for the update Silke...I am sending huge hugs and many prayers for your stepfather, your mom, you and the rest of the family. May God keep you all in his hands so that you will be comforted throughout this ordeal!

Becky Jo said...

Silke, so sorry to hear of your step-dad's medical problems. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs!!

Jerri Kay said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news Silke. I'll keep your dad and mom in my prayers, as well as the rest of your family. I hope that you will be able to make it home to be with your family, God's blessings with safe travels for you as well. Big Hugs!!! Jerri

Our Little Inspirations said...

Silke, I'm so sorry this is happening to your family, but hopefully your stepfather's suffering will soon be over. I hope you can make it back home! Heartfelt {{{hugs}}} my friend.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

So sorry to read this, sweetie. You and your family are in my thoughts. If there is anything at all I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask. Be safe.

Sandy Knecht said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Thank God for Memories! God Bless all of you.

jdmommy said...

Sending you and your family hugs at this difficult time, Silke.

P said...

I was so sorry to hear your sad news. I pray for Henry to pass peacefully and for strength for your mother and your family at this sad time.
Hugs.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'm so very sorry - I'll keep the entire family in prayer.

Marisa said...

Oh Silke...so sorry for the diagnosis... Will pray for God's peace and strength to surround your family, especially your mom and step-dad. It's not fun to see a loved one suffer and I pray it will
be short lived. Huge (((hug))).

NinaB said...

I'm praying for Henry and your family, dear friend. Sending you hugs from Croatia.

Barbara said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Silke. Hugs!

LeAnne said...

So sorry to hear about your stepdad...you & your family will be in our prayers and you begin this walk. I pray that he is comfortable and knows how much his family loves him. God bless.
LeAnne

flowergirl said...

Hi Silke..I just wanted to let u know that Im thinking of you.. and may God give u lots of strength for the days ahead..The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart.Psalm 34:18 Hugs to you Regena

Basement Stamper said...

Silke: Big coming your family's way. I'm so sorry to hear about your step-father and I hope that you will be able to be there for your family.

Deb said...

God Speed

Lisa Brown said...

Oh Silke...lifting up prayers for you and your family!

*Vicki* said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family sweetie!! Take care!

Susan said...

I am truly sorry. Praying for you and your family. (((Hugs)))

"Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast." Psalm 57:1

Silli said...

Liebe Silke, ich denke ganz doll an dich/ an euch und wünsche dir und deiner Familie ganz viel Kraft!!! Das ist so schrecklich... Pass gut auf dich auf! Hugs...

Lily Lady said...

I have been following your blog quietly for quite a time now.
Just want to say 'God Bless' to you all at this very sad time.

chercroppin said...

Oh goodness Silke, am so sorry to hear more sad news about Henry's health...and you're right, it is all in God's hands and I will continue to pray for him and your Mom and you too hun to fly home to be with your family during this time.

Sending special HUGE **HUGS** your way Sweetie! xoxo ~Cheryl

Wanda Williams said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your stepfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you have a safe trip home.

Hugs,

Wanda

Alex said...

{{{{Silke}}}} for you girl, I am so very sorry to hear about your step-father and I am keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kay's Creative Corner said...

So Sorry to hear about your stepfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
sending {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}} your way.
Sita

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Thinking of you and praying for your family Silke!

Gail said...

my thoughts are with you..loves ya

Viv said...

Huge (((HUGS)))to you and your family sweetheart. I'm thinking of you and praying your stepfather gets to go home peacefully and painfree.
Love Viv xxx

Dee Jackson said...

Big ((((((((((HUGS)))))))) Silke You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care gf!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry!! I am praying for you, your stepfather and the remainder of your family. How difficult!!! May God give you all the peace, comfort, or the healing you need at this time!!
big hugs,
Chris

Amy said...

Silke,

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficult time you are going through right now. I will pray for God to help you & your family get through this difficult time.

Amy